<< HK does not make the software, and clearly does not have the global hardware clout of HP. Simply put, what HP offers in terms of hardware on the 300 series is nothing short of mind boggling. 600mz dual core Centrality Titan chip with separate DSP, 40 channel GPS receiver and GPS AUTONOMY feature...mariied to better than DVD quality 800x480 LED backlit, transflective widescreen LCD touchscreen! Whew, what a mouthful. And all this over 6 months ago??? Add to that 2gb of internal memory and a market leading 128mb of RAM. There is no equal. Sorry. >>The Harman/Kardon also has 2 GB of internal memory and 128 MB of RAM. Its processor is also not very shabby ... it clocks at a frequency of 532 MHz, compared to the HP's 600. As for the HP's 'transflective' touchscreen, I recall having had many instances of wash-out; I've not had as many readability problems with the 810....Daryl
Unfortunately I think you are spamming this board with unrelated info that is not really useful to any of HK owners. Sorry... but that's how I see it. BTW these boards are more for help rather than fun. Most of these owners are not going anywhere and your posts about TomTom and HP are not that helpful here since in our opinion those two still can't offer what we are looking for in terms of performance and ease of use. Every reputable review and comparison (i.e PC Magazine, Cnet, Consumer Reports and others) I have seen to date for mobile GPS units consistently rates Nuvi 7XX series as the number one spot and HK doing fairly well as too that can't be said about HP unit unfortunately but TomTom is in the middle of the pack as well in terms of reliable routes and GPS performance including maps. Those finding make perfect sence for me since I came up with same based on my experience and observation.
<< If you took the time to read the manual, you would know that your statement on poi lookup is erroneous. >>If I am not mistaken, there wasn't even a manual available when I bought my HP back in October. And if there was one, I definitely would have taken the time to read it. For you to make the statement that I had not taken the time to read it is rude and insulting. And my statement regarding POI lookup was absolutely correct. You obviously have never used an HP 310 with its original firmware. If you love the HP so much, go post in their thread and leave ours alone, you jerk.DarylP.S. The GPS-810 can be had at Costco right now for $279, hardly 'twice the price' of the HP 310. Get your facts straight, moron.
I had several posts in the HP thread in this forum.Daryl
I had several posts in the HP thread in this forum.DarylYou have had 17 post and from what I can see. none of them were in the HP section.
I had several posts in the HP thread in this forum.DarylYou have had 17 post and from what I can see. none of them were in the HP section.I was mistaken. I had posted in the GpsPasSion forum (http://www.gpspassion.com/FORUMSEN/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=96823&whichpage=13).In any case, your claim that the 310 shipped with a manual on its CD is A LIE. It had not. It had shipped with a Quick Reference guide and a help file in .chm format that was completely useless. If you had bothered to visit their website (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64179&taskId=101&prodTypeId=215348&prodSeriesId=3544502), you would have known that the manual wasn't even posted until DECEMBER of last year, several weeks after I had returned the piece of crap. Also, I've reviewed the manual (both versions that were posted), and it appears that it is STILL too difficult to search for POI's in a distant place. It seems, therefore, that HP STILL hasn't gotten it right. As for you moaning about me insulting you, that's sure the pot calling the kettle black! It was you who had first insulted ME. You're obviously a troll, so GET LOST.Daryl
Daryl... Just ignore him and his useless rants about GPS units that are totally irrelevant to this board. Obviously he is immature and rude individual who has a lot of time on his hands to go around and insult various GPS owners. I suggest that Tim reviews his posts and clean up this board from all his worthless posts here. His posts do not add any value here but clutter this post that was reserved for HK owners to share their experiences and solutions. Tim can you please do something about this infama person? It's becoming an eye sore seeing his useless rants here. :evil:(infama- I thought you said it was too late and you had to go to bed where you at... hmm just like I thought you have nothing better to do then clutter boards with unrelated posts)
After a few years and tens of thousands of posts-- so far I haven't had to "baby-sit" any threads due to behavior other than the blatantly obvious spam which just gets deleted. I've never "lectured" anyone. I don't wish to start now.Passionate opinions is part of what this site is about, and (even sometimes heated) debates are often the place where people end up learning the most.I'll leave it at that.
I have lend leased ( joke ) 5 gps units from Costco and will report on the models I have tested.
I bought my second 810 past Sunday (returned the first one last month), brought it home, charged for seven hours, turned it on, and the battery was dead. Changed the location, charged again - same thing. A message appeared: "Battery Depleted."I am withdrawing, guys. I can't take this anymore, don't even want to get a replacement, just can't rely on it. I don't want to go back to Garmin or anything else either. I think I'll be fine with my iPhone for now and get the 3G one next month.Good luck!
hey guys, i was just wondering if any of you have had much success with the microphone/bluetooth feature. all my callers cant hear me or say i sound distant. i tried a microphone from the pioneer avic-z3 and a cheap microphone from walmart. none worked well. i would appreciate any suggestions. i'm updating my gps810 now, so hopefully that would improve connection to my nokia 6133 at least.Thanks,
Infama must be a Compaq/Hp employee...Tim, can you ban him? Seriously. He's about as helpful as an HK-810...
I think HK answer to the Igo 6 is the new KH/Becker GPS with Navigon UI
Infama - You seem to be quite knowledgeable. Could you explain to someone that is fairly new to GPS devices how the software peices of this device all fall together. Im fairly sure that HK810 uses windows mobile OS. Is IGO 6 just a software package on this OS? If so why can they (HK) not just upgrade like I would do with Excel or Word? I am guessing that the software is married to the hardware and can not be upgraded.I would like to learn more. Also has anyone hacked the software to add functionality that you are aware of?Thanks!!!
Any member knows when the next firmware comes out? I am still having problem with pairing my phone to the 810.